Arturo Vidal came back to haunt his former side as Inter Milan went level on points with AC Milan at the top of Serie A with a dominant 2-0 win over Juventus in the Derby d’Italia.
Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a torrid night as Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus were outmuscled in midfield and outplayed by their former manager Antonio Conte.
Vidal gave the hosts the lead when he connected with Nicolo Barella’s cross and guided a well-taken header past Wojciech Szczesny (13).
Man-of-the-match Barella capped an outstanding display when he latched onto a spectacular Alessandro Bastoni through ball from deep into his own half and emphatically slotted past Szczesny into the top corner (52).
Antonio Conte’s side are now level on points with city rivals AC Milan – who play Cagliari on Monday – at the top of the table, while Juventus remain fifth in the standings albeit with a game in hand to be played.